Mar 01, 2011 - 5:18 pm
We love my mom's hospice provider and the nurses there are all great, but we're now using a 24-hour caretaking agency to supplement the care that my sister and I can provide, and we have gone through several inadequate care-giving agencies.
We didn't want to put my mother in a facility. Just wondering if anyone else has had a similar experience.
You'd think that some people would go into senior care for the invaluable service it provides families, but I've learned how naive I was. So much of the caretaking industry is motivated by money, greed and the ability to take advantage of weak, disoriented people and their vulnerable families. And it's sad that not more information and resources are available.
It's been quite a learning experience! I think we finally have a caretaking agency I trust at home with my mom, but the lack of senior care options, lack of resources on the topic, and general lack of attention on how we treat the ill and elderly in this country is truly sad.
Just something I've been thinking about.